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Group Dance
We thought of more theme entries than the first four puzzles could hold, but Angela and Kam helped us put them to good use.
The Indie 500 Team
Time Limit 30 minutes
Size 17x15
Words 87
Fillable squares 208
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NOTE: Only in-person results are included in stats, error data, and score list
Accordion arrows
Clues and Answers
ACROSS
1
Gatorade showers?
ADS
4
It's paired with malt vinegar in some deluxe chip brands
SEASALT
11
Turing test testee
BOT
14
Ewe said it!
BAA
15
Andy/Neville: "The chaperones told us to leave room for Jesus, but by that point we were already ..."
SPACEDOUT
17
Hoped-for sound at 15-Down
AHH
18
Link letters
URL
19
Secret failures?
PITSTAINS
20
Profile section
BIO
21
Places with chairs and chais
TEABARS
23
#1 hit for George Jones and Tammy Wynette in 1977
NEARYOU
25
Tabula ___
RASA
26
Triple chaser at a cocktail lounge?
SEC
29
Take a little off the top of
TRIM
30
LDS Church-owned sch. in Provo
BYU
31
Erik/Joanne: "(1-)Time"
LONGAGO
34
"¿___ qué?" (Spanish-speaking toddler's incessant question)
POR
36
Stone Age-inspired diet that probably doesn't allow for Pie Bites, sorry
PALEO
38
World Court site, with "The"
HAGUE
39
Psychologist Karl who designed cards to test clairvoyance
ZENER
41
Sam: "Twist to remove water from? (Ugh, Sprint is so unreliable ...)"
WHIRRING
43
Peter/Lena: "1975 Foghat hit"
SLOWRIDE
45
Tet Offensive war zone, briefly
NAM
46
Pontiac muscle cars
GTOS
47
Raison d' ___
ETRE
48
One end of a flat
TOE
49
Dickinson and Deschanel, for two
EMILYS
51
Buffalo's cutely named minor-league baseball team
BISONS
53
FiveThirtyEight grist
DATA
54
"That's crazy!," in texts
OMG
57
Biol. or geog.
SCI
59
Catbird seat?
TREE
60
Angela: "Hey, cool! I just noticed that all the circled letters make words that can ___!"
TAKEONWATER
64
Introduce to the mix
ADDIN
67
Really, really, really not look forward to
DREAD
68
Animated cavewoman
WILMA
72
Signal with your finger
POINT
73
Best stuff
AGAME
74
"Poppy tears"
OPIUM
75
Defunct baseball team also known as "Nos Amours"
EXPOS
76
Andy: "Is there anything else to connect these theme entries? Maybe something to precede these shaded words? I'm just worried this puzzle might come off a little half-baked." Kameron: "___!"
LETIT
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Nairobi's country
KENYA
DOWN
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Be contiguous
ABUT
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Be gutsy
DARE
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Maximum wage, say
SALARYLIMIT
4
Out-of-control trajectory
SPIRAL
5
Chow
EATS
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They chill and fill your sill, for short
ACS
7
One might contain reps or repertoire
SET
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Lovelace of computing
ADA
9
Flank and rib neighbor
LOIN
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Match pitch with
TUNETO
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You might hear radio "ga-ga" on it
BABYMONITOR
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The ___ Players (legendary funk band from Dayton)
OHIO
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Square root of a mil
THOU
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Restful retreats
SPAS
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Boris Godunov, e.g.
TSAR
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Jack ___, protagonist of "24"
BAUER
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Having matured a bit
RIPER
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Complications
SNAGS
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Bacon's co-star on a delicious breakfast sandwich
EGG
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Something worth fighting for
CAUSE
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___ Mama (rhyming tropical drink)
BAHAMA
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Reaction to a disaster
OHNO
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Coin-shaped Hanukkah chocolates
GELT
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Made over, as a kitchen
REDONE
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Totally dominated in an online game
PWNED
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Bacchanalia
ORGY
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Beethoven's second?
ZWEI
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Peanut-butter-and-chocolatier H.B.
REESE
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"No worries"
ITSOK
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Go around and around
ORBIT
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Esai Morales, e.g.
LATINO
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One of 13 on the U.S. flag
STRIPE
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Olympic keepsake (for some)
MEDAL
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Eat way more than necessary
GORGE
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Hindu teacher
SWAMI
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West Point pupil
CADET
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Pants occupants?
ANTS
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Tidy
NEAT
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Endor inhabitant
EWOK
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Galoot
APE
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Reveal identifying information, à la Anonymous
DOX
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Chip accompaniment
DIP
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"Hamilton" creator ___-Manuel Miranda
LIN
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"___ bien"
MUY
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Doctors' org.
AMA
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Stats
Puzzle 1
20:00
14x15
Puzzle 2
30:00
17x17
Puzzle 3
25:00
15x15
Puzzle 4
45:00
19x15
Puzzle 5
30:00
17x15
Mean percent correct 98.71% 98.04% 98.75% 91.82% 98.33%
Mean error count (incorrect or empty squares) 2.24 4.76 2.36 19.05 3.47
Mean incorrect (but filled) squares 0.47 1.18 0.65 4.39 0.65
Mean empty squares 1.78 3.59 1.71 14.67 2.81
Mean allotted time used 37.1% 43.9% 43.1% 57.3% 41.7%
Mean solve time 7:24 13:09 10:46 25:47 12:30
Mean time per correct square 2.59s 3.31s 3.46s 7.23s 3.67s
Fastest solve 3:07 4:45 4:34 7:36 4:57
Fastest error-free solve 3:07 4:45 4:34 7:36 4:57
Mean score 630.5 1050.8 843.5 2389.1 993.8
Best score 187 285 274 456 297
Worst possible score 6920 9590 7670 10190 8540
Number of error-free grids 85 85 83 55 83
Number of unfinished grids 7 10 6 30 5
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Solve Times and Scores
Rank Competitor T R Score Time
1 Eric Maddy i 297 (0) 4:57
2 Avram Gottschlich i 330 (0) 5:30
3 Glen Ryan i 331 (0) 5:31
4 Roger Barkan i 351 (0) 5:51
5 Rob Tricchinelli i 365 (0) 6:05
6 Al Sanders i 366 (0) 6:06
7 Mike Megargee i 377 (0) 6:17
8 Marie desJardins i 394 (0) 6:34
8 Doug Peterson i 394 (0) 6:34
10 Christopher Adams o 412 (0) 6:52
11 Amy Reynaldo i 413 (0) 6:53
12 Jesse Lansner i 426 (0) 7:06
13 Sam Ezersky i 438 (0) 7:18
14 Tom Tabanao i 455 (0) 7:35
15 Jeff Dubner i 463 (0) 7:43
15 Peter Rimkus i 463 (0) 7:43
17 Bob White i 466 (0) 7:46
18 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 477 (0) 7:57
19 Roberta Strauss i 482 (0) 8:02
20 Josh Himmelsbach i 491 (0) 8:11
21 Vega Subramaniam i 492 (0) 8:12
22 Thomas Elias o R 494 (0) 8:14
23 Louis Kesten i 500 (0) 8:20
24 Ray Hunley o 504 (0) 8:24
25 David Stein o 520 (0) 8:40
25 Austin Burns o R 520 (0) 8:40
27 Michael Sharp i 531 (0) 8:51
28 Peter Gordon i 547 (0) 9:07
29 Hollie Schmidt i 566 (0) 9:26
30 Christopher Stephens o R 579 (0) 9:39
31 Eric Cockayne o R 587 (0) 9:47
32 Steve Langer i 594 (0) 9:54
33 Steve Smith i 620 (0) 10:20
33 Jeremy Horwitz i 620 (0) 10:20
35 Craig Harman i 624 (0) 10:24
36 Alex Jeffrey i 627 (0) 10:27
37 Brian Cross o R 636 (0) 10:36
38 Giovanni Pagano o R 640 (0) 10:40
39 Susan K. Hoffman i 642 (0) 10:42
40 Adam Jackson o 655 (0) 10:55
41 David Heinick i 663 (0) 11:03
42 Dan Felsenheld o 667 (0) 11:07
43 Finn Vigeland i 668 (0) 11:08
44 Bret Martin o 677 (0) 11:17
45 Ben Aisen i 680 (0) 11:20
46 Phoebe McBee i 681 (0) 11:21
47 Kim Vu o 696 (0) 11:36
48 Mike Glennon i 698 (0) 11:38
49 Maggie Wittlin o 702 (0) 11:42
50 Miriam Nadel o 716 (0) 11:56
51 Steve Ander o R 720 (0) 12:00
51 Bill Wilkins o 720 (0) 12:00
51 Damon Gulczynski o 720 (0) 12:00
54 Craig Rimby o 723 (0) 12:03
55 Mike Sell o R 725 (0) 12:05
56 Christopher King o 754 (0) 12:34
57 Amy Hamilton o 762 (0) 12:42
58 Ben Johnston o R 767 (0) 12:47
59 Christine Quinones i 776 (0) 12:56
60 Jimmy O'Donnell o 791 (0) 13:11
61 Ben Dwertman o 810 (0) 13:30
62 Carol Levin o 834 (0) 13:54
63 Todd Dashoff i 846 (0) 14:06
63 Gabriel Gonzalez o 846 (0) 14:06
65 Terrence Bunton o 852 (0) 14:12
66 Laura Zipin o 889 (0) 14:49
67 Joe Bockskopf o 900 (0) 15:00
68 Matt Gaffney i 903 (1) 6:13
69 Brayden Burroughs o 905 (0) 15:05
70 Peter Martin o R 928 (0) 15:28
71 Noah Fortinsky o R 943 (0) 15:43
72 Patricia Heath i 954 (0) 15:54
73 Jan O'Sullivan i 963 (1) 7:13
74 Michael Berman o R 968 (0) 16:08
75 Ric Best o 984 (0) 16:24
76 Brian Cimmet o 989 (0) 16:29
77 Andy Gefen o 1014 (0) 16:54
78 Erica Blom o 1015 (0) 16:55
79 Michael Miyazaki o 1046 (0) 17:26
80 Randy Guggenheimer o 1110 (0) 18:30
81 Betsy Allen o R 1113 (1) 9:43
82 Zoe Jacoby o 1132 (0) 18:52
83 Jared Dashoff o 1216 (2) 10:56
84 Penelope Harper o 1304 (0) 21:44
85 Ben Smith o 1313 (2) 12:33
86 bob brown o R 1418 (1) 14:48
87 Tony Orbach o 1460 (1) 15:30
88 Kevin McHugh o R 1490 (1) 16:00
89 Bruce Ryan o 1491 (1) 16:01
90 Daniel Weinberg o R 1492 (0) 24:52
91 Nancy R Ross o 1497 (3) 15:07
92 Eric Sublett o R 1560 (0) 26:00
93 Peter Jones o 1642 (1) 18:32
94 Tom Quigley o 1648 (7) 15:38
95 Michael Rosen o 1688 (0) 28:08
96 pamela feiring o 1699 (1) 19:29
97 Virginia Sory Brown o 1701 (1) 19:31
98 Alison Candela o R 1757 (2) 19:57
99 Linda Toole o R 1878 (1) 22:28
100 Alison Carey o 1943 (2) 23:03
101 Kevin Linger o R 1969 (3) 22:59
102 Jennifer Newton o 2104 (1) 26:14
103 Neil Fitzpatrick o 2108 (1) 26:18
104 Kerensa Gimre o R 2134 (1) 26:44
105 Colleen Sinzdak o R 2321 (3) 28:51
106 john connelly o 2330 (1) 30:00
107 Karen Strong o 2360 (2) 30:00
107 Durant Gipson o R 2360 (2) 30:00
107 Robert F. Russell o 2360 (2) 30:00
110 Spencer Neff o R 2420 (4) 30:00
111 J. James Spinner o R 2690 (13) 30:00
112 Lois Reitzas o 2760 (19) 28:10
113 crosslaw o R 3230 (31) 30:00
114 Kathleen McCuistion o R 3620 (44) 30:00
115 Antonia Miller o R 3860 (52) 30:00
115 Fred Liu o R 3860 (52) 30:00
117 Marion Shields o 8541 (Not attempted)